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Library and tools for streaming media

GStreamer is a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio mixing and video non-linear editing.

Applications can take advantage of advances in codec and filter technology transparently. Developers can add new codecs and filters by writing a simple plugin with a clean, generic interface.

This package provides the core library and elements.


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LGPLv2orlaterJanet Casey27 August 2003

Leaders and contributors

See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Erik Walthinsen Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite fig2dev
Required to build automake 1.5
Weak prerequisite xsltproc
Required to build libtool 1.4 or later
Weak prerequisite gtkdoc
Required to build pkgconfig 0.9.0
Required to build autoconf 2.52
Weak prerequisite db2html
Required to use glib2 2.3 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 January 2017.


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